Category Archives: Flooring Materials

Classic Flooring Choices Are Never Out of Style

Visit Tony’s Flooring Centre Today Tony’s Flooring Centre carries a full range of classic wood flooring options for your home. Please visit our showroom to explore the different stains and finishes available. Our experienced staff members are eager to help you choose flooring material that will best enhance the overall look and feel of your […]

Pros and Cons of Bamboo Floors

Pros of Bamboo Flooring Bamboo is a fast-growing,renewable resource. It can take several years for other woods to grow to the point where they can be harvested, but bamboo can regrow is ready for harvesting after only four years. Easy to maintain Once the floor is installed, you simply sweep or vacuum it regularly to […]

What is a Floating Wood Floor?

Expansion and Contraction of Floating Wood Floor Since wood “breathes”(expands and contracts with changes in temperature) after installation, a floating floor performs this function as a unit as well. To avoid gapping in the floor, an expansion gap is left around the walls of the room in which it is placed. The gap is covered […]

Is Hardwood a Pet-friendly Flooring Choice?

Make Sure your Hardwood is Pet-friendly Flooring Avoid Softer Types of Wood When you go shopping for hardwood flooring, make sure that you let the salesperson know that you are looking for the hardest wood you can find. Stay away from softer woods, like pine, American walnut and American cherry. All hardwoods will get scratches […]

Best Cheap Flooring to Update your Home Before Moving

Cheap Flooring Options to Update your Home Before Moving Solid-Colour Vinyl Tiles Vinyl floor tiles are a good choice to brighten up a kitchen, bathroom, mud room, or basement because they can be purchased cheaply, but they don’t require professional installation. This type of flooring can be installed over an existing subfloor or vinyl flooring, […]

Best Flooring for a Rental Property

How to Choose the Best Flooring for a Rental Property Value of the Property First, consider the market value of the property you have purchased. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to put a high-end floor in a home where the rest of the property doesn’t have that level of materials. Your goal should […]

Why Vinyl Flooring is Back in Style

Why Choose Vinyl Flooring for your Home This style of flooring is highly durable and will stand up very well to daily wear. Several manufacturers offer warranties for their products for at least 15 years and it’s not uncommon for a vinyl floor to last for 20 years if it is well maintained. Vinyl flooring […]

Tips for Keeping Your Hardwood Floors Looking their Best

Preserve Your Hardwood Floors After Installation   Wipe up any spilled liquid immediately using a soft cloth that won’t scratch the finish. Place mats in front of your entranceways to avoid tracking dirt and sand into your home. Rubber-backed mats are not the best choice to place on top of hardwood, since they tend to […]

Ceramic Flooring: a Versatile and Highly Durable Option

Advantages of Ceramic Flooring Flexibility Tiles can be used for a variety of surfaces in the home, including living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. They can be applied to a fireplace hearth or to create a welcoming foyer. Durability Ceramic tiles last longer than most other flooring and wall covering materials. Easy to Maintain You […]